Did you know that going to the Dentist can be as relaxing as a spa treatment?
We all know how fresh and luxurious the smell of lavender is but do we ever consider the mega health benefits? Spas all around the world use lavender infused products to help heal the body, mind and soul, so why don’t other professions pick up on this?
Well now they have, you may be able to get the same healing benefits you would going to a spa when you go and visit your friendly dentist. That’s right, a recent study done at the Medical University of Vienna reveled that using Ambient odors such as lavender reduce anxiety and improve overall mood in a dental office.
In fact, some dentist’s across the nation are adding lavender to their offices for a more pleasant experience. Lavender is a popular sent because it can reduce anxiety and improve mood in patients waiting for dental treatment.
We all know that odors are capable of altering emotional states so it was only a matter of time before the health industry picked up on this. There are many health benefits to lavender that extend beyond the instant relaxation.
Lavender is the most popular essential oil, due to its ability to release tension, disinfect skin and the ability to successfully treat various respiratory problems. The major benefits are
• Helps improve sleep patterns
• Helps breathing problems
• Helps skin disorders
• Aids Digestion and Enhances Appetite
• Lowers pain levels
There are many lavender products that can help you improve your health. One of our favorites is Doctor Burts Lavender Mint Toothpaste.
Regular use of Doctor Burt’s Lavender Mint aids in the prevention of dental decay and is so natural it’s actually edible!
Unlike most commercial brand toothpaste, Doctor Burt’s boasts no artificial colors, flavors, binders or sodium lauryl sulfate. It’s enhanced with the soothing and cleansing essential oils of peppermint, spearmint, and lavender – renowned for its healing and cell regenerating properties. For a little more oh-la-la in your mouth this toothpaste also contains anise, clove and cranberry to purify and refresh the gums while calcium carbonate and bentonite clay.
Who knows, next time you go visit your dentist for a cleaning you may feel even more pampered and rejuvenated then you do when you leave a spa.
For more dental advice and health tips visit, Dr. Pari Samani, D.M.D. at Tualatin Dental Care, a Dentist in Tigard Oregon.
~ By Shannon Kaiser
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